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CCHR Florida Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of the Opening of Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum in Downtown Clearwater

/EIN News/ -- CLEARWATER, Fla., July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog sponsored by the Church of Scientology is celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the opening of the new headquarters with an open house in downtown Clearwater.  Over 4,200 people, including elected officials, attorneys, psychiatric nursing students and concerned individuals from across the state, have visited CCHR’s Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum since its opening in July 2015. The museum is open seven days a week free of charge and is a vital part of an ongoing campaign to restore rights and dignity to the field of mental health.

Presenting the history of psychiatry as well as information on the state of psychiatry today, the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum, uses interviews with more than 160 doctors, attorneys, educators, survivors and experts on the mental health industry to shine the light of truth on the multi-billion dollar psychiatric industry.

“Society and media heavily influence our perception of the psychiatric industry, and how our perception causes us to overlook the cases that conflict. I would like to go into psychiatric nursing and I hope this will help me to be more holistic in my approach to care,” stated a student from a local technical college on visiting the museum.

Consisting of fourteen audio-visual displays, each revealing another aspect of psychiatric abuse and violations of human rights, the museum aims to educate and galvanize lawmakers, doctors, human rights advocates and private citizens to take action in the direction of reforming the field of mental health.

“The museum is based on a full-length documentary that presents the complete history of psychiatry, exposing its pseudoscientific origins and the shocking human rights abuses that led to the establishment of CCHR,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida.

CCHR is encouraging those interested in human rights to tour the museum located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown Clearwater. For more information please call 727-442-8820.

About the Citizens Commission on Human Rights:
Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Media Contact:
Diane Stein
President, CCHR Florida
727-442-8820
diane@cchrflorida.org
www.cchrflorida.org

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